Recruiting the Right Team Member for your Practice: Part 1
Recruitment of new team members within veterinary practice is becoming increasingly difficult. The days of placing an ad and waiting for the applications to arrive have long gone.
In the current climate, the temptation is to employ whoever applies for the vacancy. Yet, this rarely results in a successful outcome. How do you know what you are looking for? How do you go about finding them?
This is the first of a 2-part course, where we will develop the recruitment skills you need to identify the right person for your team.
In Part 1, we will examine practice purpose and how this can affect finding the best person for the role, before turning to the practical aspects of recruitment.
You will learn how to complete a job analysis and plan and run an efficient and effective recruitment campaign, including how to produce a job advertising copy to attract attention.
Through self-reflection you will identify areas for further learning and investigation within your practice to ensure you get the most from the course. And we will be here to help you along the way!
Part 2 will complete the recruitment cycle, learning how to objectively assess candidates, including interview skills, and make the final recruitment decision.
Topics covered on this course include:
What is it?
Why is it important?
Understand how it affects recruitment
The benefits and purpose of job analysis
Methods for job analysis
The information you need to obtain
Documents to produce
Running a Recruitment Campaign
How to plan a campaign
Options for advertising
Producing a job ad
Using a recruitment consultancy
Course resources include:
Access to our flexible online learning environment for the duration of the course
Lecture/s that can be viewed at any time, and as many times as you like
Interactive, tutor-guided learning forums
Supporting materials, tools and ideas for assisting with and supporting your learning
Assessed coursework with constructive feedback from your tutor
Practical documents created by you, tailored to the needs of your practice
Access to the course materials for a period after the course
Course duration:3 weeks (8 hours flexible/self-directed study time in total)
Course type: Fully supported interactive online
Tutor: Caroline Pearson
Suitable for: Practice managers; senior veterinary nurses, vets and receptionists; practice partners and directors; and anyone who is involved with people planning and recruitment within veterinary practice.